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Chief of Staff


This is a Contract position in Long Beach, CA posted August 24, 2022.

THE COMPANY 89bio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of liver and cardio-metabolic diseases.

The company’s lead product candidate, pegozafermin (BIO89-100), is a specifically engineered glycoPEGylated analog of FGF21.

Pegozafermin is being developed for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and severe hypertriglyceridemia (SHTG).

89bio is headquartered in San Francisco with operations in Herzliya, Israel.

THE ROLE Reporting to the CEO, the Chief of Staff will play an essential role in a broad range of activities necessary to drive and manage critical operational and strategic aspects of our growing company.

Working closely with the leadership team, this person will support the execution of strategic initiatives through coordination, tracking and monitoring of activities and deliverables for the CEO.

In addition, the incumbent will integrate internal communications for the Company.

You will ensure that the right connections are made on behalf of the CEO for both internal and external activities, facilitating relationships with key stakeholders.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES Act as “thought partner”, broker and early alert to CEO for both internal and external activities.

Facilitate and manage a broad range of projects to help ensure attainment of strategic priorities consistent with corporate goals.

Work with leadership team members individually and collectively on key business projects.

Ensure that key initiatives in support of 89bio’s goals are on track, intervening as appropriate to ensure meeting goals.

Monitor and report progress to CEO, triaging and escalating issues as appropriate.

Work with the leadership team and others to translate strategy into deliverables that can be measured and managed.

Support the development and preparation of executive-level presentations Attend board meetings to take and to distribute notes from the meeting.

Build and integrate slide decks to prepare for internal and external meetings/presentations.

Identify and prioritize key issues early and expedite resolution by integrating information search, analysis, and evaluation to provide an informed perspective and propose solutions.

Effectively prioritize multiple objectives, monitor progress of ongoing activities, and implement course corrections as needed using project management and business improvement capabilities.

Organize and drive the rhythm of decision making and outputs to feed into key meetings and initiatives.

Track key initiatives by monitoring progress towards meeting goals, ensuring follow-through on the part of relevant players and sustaining momentum needed to drive these initiatives.

Influence appropriate stakeholders and ensure appropriate prioritization and project management to support the business in meeting their objectives THE QUALIFICATIONS The ability to anticipate and remediate problems that arise is essential Strong background in strategy execution and project management Strong analytical problem-solving & interpersonal skills, Experience with working in high growth, collaborative organizations Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely communicate with and prepare presentations for CEO and senior leadership team.

Scientific background and experience in the biotechnology industry.

Previous consulting experience is a plus.

Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying scientific information in a clear and thorough manner Team oriented, highly motivated, execution focused with strong work ethic, ability to thrive in a high growth, entrepreneurial environment Highly adaptable and responsive to technical and business opportunities and needs
– comfortable delivering against challenging commitments THE PERKS Competitive health insurance coverage $150/ monthly non-taxable remote work stipend Generous PTO allowance 401k match Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) Commuter Benefits Women’s forum / mentoring Office based in the heart of San Francisco, near plenty of shops and restaurant Fun opportunities to engage with co-workers in-person and remotely All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.(ref.